Tuesday, April 28, 2015

World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8, 2015

The #gyncsm community is pleased to once again partner with the cause World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD).  WOCD will be held this year on May 8, 2015. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Women”.

WOCD, was first held in 2013. It unites organizations from around the world in their efforts to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. The reasons a special day is crucial for the effort include the lack of an early detection test for the disease, symptoms similar to less serious illnesses, and high mortality rates.  

Many of our followers know the stats for the US. An estimated 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,000 women’s lives lost each year. (http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html

Do you know the global impact?

A quarter of a million women are diagnosed worldwide with ovarian cancer and the disease is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year. While 89% of the women diagnosed with breast cancer survive five years only 45% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive that long. 

What can you do?

Celebrate the women in your life by visiting the www.ovariancancerday.org.  While on the site you can pledge your support of WOCD and share information about the disease and the Day with five of your friends.  Read the personal stories of women from around the world at http://ovariancancerday.org/personal-stories/

Follow WOCD on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WorldOvarianCancerDay), 

Follow WOCD on Twitter https://twitter.com/OvarianCancerDY and share tweets such as these:

Thanks for joining our efforts to raise awareness of ovarian cancer worldwide and don't forget to wear teal on May 8th.

#gyncsm co-founder

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